Another cruise ship reports major Covid outbreak

July 24, 2022 Maritime Safety News

An outbreak of Covid-19 has been reported aboard cruise ship Coral Princess, where more than 100 people were currently sick, with many isolating on board the vessel in Brisbane, according to 7NEWSBrisbane.

Others were evacuated to isolate at home or in other accommodation and currently.

A Princess Cruises spokesperson told ABC News Australia that it was adhering to comprehensive protocols that were agreed in conjunction with federal and state authorities and we are confident that they are working effectively.”

After successfully controlling the virus for much of the early stages of the pandemic, Australia has been rocked by soaring Covid-19 case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths in recent months. Queensland, the province where the Coral Princess is currently located, recorded over 4,800 daily cases with 41,000 active cases documented.

The Coral Princess had an outbreak in early 2020 where at least two people died before the ship was permitted to dock in Miami. The Diamond Princess was one of the first headline grabbers when it came to Covid-19, suffering a large outbreak in February 2020 that led to several deaths.